The Last Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.6
256 reviews
£25 and under
British
Now in its 30th year, The Last Wine Bar & Restaurant is a real Norwich institution. Housed in a former Victorian shoe factory (hence the name - there is a collection of shoe lasts), there are three distinct eating areas: the buzzy bar, the trendy downstairs, and the relaxed and informal brasserie; the same menu is available in all three.


The food is modern, honest and largely locally-sourced with the a la carte menu changing frequently with the seasons.


As well as the food and wine, the longevity of the Last is down to its unrivalled, friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The relaxed ambience has inspired a loyal following across nearly three decades; Norwich without The Last is unthinkable.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 256 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Davey6
Norfolk
11 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was as usual fantastic. However the service was a little slow and they billed us for a drink we didn't have all very unusual. Put it down as a one off . Will definitely try again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

3 friends for birthday catch up- we had to chase for everything- some things never arrived. Food was pleasant but nothing special, expensive as well, having to keep asking for drinks and so on spoilt the evening a bit - added to the server stating they were not interested in pleasing existing customers but wanting new client base was not helpful! Won’t be rushing back

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vipJill
London
14 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary lunch was fantastic

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AshleyR
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food to celebrate a birthday and Father’s Day. Everything was delicious!

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vipreviewer
Norfolk
27 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were seated in the basement, which was a very different atmosphere to the two rooms upstairs. We would have very much preferred sitting upstairs and will request it next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I took my daughter to the Last as I wanted to see if the venue would be suitable for a larger celebration. Service was efficient and friendly. Ambience was intimate, yet felt buzzy. Food was presented beautifully and tasted equally as good. Wine was very nice. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service, really comfortable setting

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service quality food

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JohnR
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent, and despite being outside the courtyard set-up was great.

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EmmaS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, super tasty and fab presentation. Sat outside in the courtyard. Will definitely be back soon

AO
AmandaO
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great! We had to sit outside due to covid restrictions and it was a bit cold, we kept our coats on as no heaters. I’d like to go back and sit inside as I’m sure it would be even more enjoyable:)

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Farz
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to see this independent restaurant still thriving & producing wonderful food & service!

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Brocky
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food
Patio area tables seemed a little close to each other.
Service great, friendly

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CarolL
Norfolk
7 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked here as our first post lockdown outside meal. Did this on the basis of some excellent dine at home meals during lockdown. The covered courtyard is charming and you get the benefit of the sun.
The food was excellent, a fairly small but nice choice of menu. all served by helpful and friendly staff. Will definitely be returning and looking forward to inside dining when we can.

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Suze
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After another long lockdown we were so pleased we chose The Last for our first meal out. Despite the outdoor eating rules the service, food & presentation were all still restaurant standard. The only reason we haven’t given ambience 5 stars is because we couldn’t be inside with all the lovely decor (so out of their control). Thanks Iain and team!

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LindaK
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants, so lovely to be back! The covered courtyard was perfect, food and service excellent. Cannot wait to return.

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Colegate
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely covered courtyard. The food us always delicious

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JoanL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely setting
Delicious food and very pleasant in the courtyard

JB
JaneB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a peaceful outside setting. The wine was delicious, service really friendly. We will be back. Many thanks to the chef and all the staff.

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Claire
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great and innovative menu from the a la carte selection the staff were absolutely great, just perfect service. A great selection of wines to choose from, the Norfolk Winibirri red was a perfect compliment to the venison and steak main courses we chose. The steak was cooked really well and the venison perfectly pink. We finished dinner with a great desert and coffee and a fabulous glass of Jura on which to say Happy Christmas Eve. Our favorite Norwich gem never disappoints. Just lovely. Would always highly recommend.

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LouiseM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate in the bar which had a nice cosy atmosphere. The staff were welcoming and attentive and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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TheresaF
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Roast dinner .Actually the best I've had in a very long time
Service was fab

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GailS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We do not eat out very much and when we do it is the same places. We were treated to our meal at The Last Wine Bar (The Last Bar & Restaurant). We chose the Festive Menu. It was terrific. We will go back and thoroughly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food & wine on the whole, fine dining, haven’t been for three years as away but met expectations as always historically a good experience and certainly look forward to a return. Difficult times for everyone but circumstances reasonably well managed.

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MarianneG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely waitress and amazing food ! Thank you:)

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Pollyanna
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food and excellent attentive service, I wouldn't hesitate to go back in the future.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely meal. Covid friendly.

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Alidinner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food and service we are never disappointed when we eat here.

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Webstgem
Newcastle
9 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and wine. Have been here a couple times since it re opened under new management and it’s great, would recommend

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Another fine dining experience at The Last and excellent food once again. A warm welcome on arrival, although the restaurant did not have a record of my booking via OpenTable. However the staff member immediately allocated a table and there was no issue.
Quality ingredients and delightful pairing with the wine too
Good value and a delight to dine once again at the restaurant.

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Davey6
Norfolk
12 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service. We haven't been to The Last for a while but we will be returning as soon as we can. Best meal we have had from there

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PaulM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A long awaited return to The Last. Warm receptionand impeccable service. Also much patience when deciding upon which wine to order! We had the Festive menu, the food was excellent from start to finish. This made for a very happy birthday!

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vipHannieL
Norfolk
13 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother and daughter bubble lunch date!
We have long been fans of The Last Wine and even more so now that Chef Iain is in charge. This was our first time going for Sunday Roast - a new addition - and I have to say it was absolutely delicious! Just go hungry!!

The roast sirloin came with roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, heritage carrot, kale, red cabbage, cauliflower cheese! and was by all accounts wonderful! The ox cheek that I had was melt in the mouth with delicious black cabbage, smoked mash and heritage carrots. For dessert we both opted for the fig frangipane tart with stout ice cream and poached pear - we were both in heaven!

Such a fantastic restaurant working hard during this lockdown and tier system and doing a marvellous job!

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to the last wine bar and it was fantastic.

We were seated promptly and informed about the specials and menu availability. We were given ample time to choose our food and drink and offered more if required. We were given complimentary bread while we were viewing the menu, at this point I considered if it would be strange to ask for lots more as my main. I didn’t want my date to think me strange, so I chose from the menu instead. you should sell bread in the mornings! I’d buy it!. Lewis (sorry if that’s not your name), our waiter, offered recommendations from the menu confidently and even enquired about my usual choices and advised trying something different and unique to them. Absolutely brilliant service, as with my previous visit.

I had a starter and main, as did my company. We both sampled one another’s starters and were very impressed with both. I certainly couldn’t choose between the two! We had the same main, ox cheek, and it was delectable. I forgot to take pictures but I will next time!

The food was fantastic, the service was fantastic, the atmosphere and decor were fantastic. A side note, I loved the artwork on display/for sale. If you want fine dining at an affordable price, look no further.

With COVID being a consideration to diners, I thought I’d give it a mention. The last wine bar offers spacious dining and ample room to manoeuvre around if required. The staff all gave us space and only made contact with us when necessary. Everyone was wearing the correct PPE. I can’t imagine what that must feel like in the kitchen! Hand sanitiser was available too. They were certainly following the guidelines perfectly and I’d feel very safe to dine there again in that respect.

All in all I had a great time and will definitely be going back.

MD
MikeD
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and excellent service which added to the venue makes for a fab night out

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FrankE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed it. Good to be out again. All friendly and pleasant. Food good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the festive menu which was outstanding in both presentation, taste and great value. Attentive service and very enjoyable evening.

CN
ClareinNorfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding! We loved everything about our meal. Didn’t want it to end.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice simple menu but all cooked very well, I will return soon

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NancyR
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff and love the ambience of this place. Been coming here for years and never disappoints.
Can’t wait for next visit

FAQs

The Last Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 256 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.